Attractions Open for Four Big Franchises at USJ

Jan. 23 marked the grand opening of Universal Cool Japan, an event at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka that features attractions for Evangelion, Attack on Titan, and more.

Weekly Shonen Jump Third Anniversary - Read Jump for Free! Campaign to Be Held in Seven Countries for Four Weeks! (1/19 - 2/15)

Limited Time Promotion Marks The Milestone With 4 FREE Digital Issues Featuring The Best Manga Including DEATH NOTE Creator Takeshi Obata’s Brand New Series And More!

Anime Los Angeles 2015 Photo Report: Americans Cosplay, Rain or Shine!

ALA 2015 took place at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles from January 9-11.

Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano and Kaiyodo President Shuichi Miyawaki Lead Seminar for Creators

Game Creative Exchange, a seminar for illustrators and art directors, was held at the National Art Center Tokyo.

Large-Scale Otaku Events to Be Held Within Two Weeks in Japan

The large-scale otaku event AnimeJapan will be held from March 20, while Comic Market Special, which is only held once every five years, will begin on March 28. They have a common keyword: Globalization.

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Ladies Edition

Introducing pictures of the female cosplayers who dazzled Comiket!

2014 Winter Comiket Photo Report: Mens Edition

Introducing the cool, eye-catching male cosplayers of Comic Market 87!

The Winter Tradition, Comic Market 87, Starts its First Day!

Comic Market 87, the world’s largest event for selling and displaying doujinshi, started its first of three days on December 28.

Jump Festa 2015 is a Blast! Over 158 Thousand Visitors Attend!

Over the span of two days, Dec. 20 and 21, a grand gathering of events and content from popular works such as Naruto and One Piece unfolded! Not to mention, there was also a spontaneous disclosure of certain details about the next Naruto movie from the creator of Naruto himself!

New “Evangelion” Video Suddenly Releases Online

On Dec. 19, an Evangelion-themed piece by Studio Khara titled Until You Come to Me was released under Japan Anima(tor) Expo, a series of anime shorts produced by Hideaki Anno.

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Action & Sci-Fi Edition

We bring you a look at the new anime that will premiere beginning in January and their trailers. Our second installment rounds up 10 series in the battle action and sci-fi genres.

2015 Winter Anime Roundup! Slice of Life & Comedy Edition

2014 has been a year of many hot anime, but it’s almost over. To all you anime fans wondering what kind of anime are in store for next year, here’s an introduction to the new anime beginning in January along with their trailers. In this first part, we’ll look at 10 slice of life, comedy, and school life series!

“I’m the Happiest Person in the World!” Says a Moved Minori Chihara at 10th Anniversary Birthday Concert at Nippon Budokan

Minori Chihara is well known as a voice actress appearing in many popular anime, including roles as Nagato Yuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Naze Mizuki from Beyond the Boundary, and more. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut, Minorin, as she is affectionately called by her fans, performed “Minori Chihara 10th Anniversary Live - Sanctuary - Supported by Joysound” on Nov. 18 at the Nippon Budokan, the “holy land” for Japanese music artists.

Attack on Titan Exhibition Now Open! Features Life-Sized Colossal Titan

On November 28, the Attack on Titan Exhibit opened in Ueno, Tokyo.

American Comic Book Master Jim Lee Graces Akihabara with His Presence

Jim Lee gives a talk and live drawing demonstration in Akihabara!

"Knights of Sidonia" Movie Release Confirmed

It has been confirmed that a compilation of the popular TV anime adaptation of Knights of Sidonia will release in theaters. The release date is March 6, 2015.

"Attack on Titan" Second Season TV Anime Confirmed

It has been confirmed that the second season of the TV anime Attack on Titan is in the works for 2016.

A High School Girl Climbs a Hill! High Quality Short Anime Releases!

The short anime Hill Climb Girl was released on Nov. 14 on the short video distribution site, Nihon Animator Mihonichi.

“Titan Montage” Released on *Attack on Titan* Exhibit Special Site!

In anticipation of the opening of the Attack on Titan Exhibit at the Ueno Royal Museum on Friday, Nov. 28, the popular manga has released a “Titan Montage” on the Attack on Titan Exhibit special site that allows visitors to choose faces and generate a Titan-style portrait.

Cute & Elegant! From Collaboration Series Between Fashion Doll Brand Pullip × *Sailor Moon* Comes Princess Serenity!

The collaboration series between fashion doll brand Pullip and Sailor Moon continues to expand, and many TOM fans have likely been looking forward to the introduction of the next Sailor Soldier.

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Nov. 8, 2014 11:011

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of Evangelion [2/2]

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of *Evangelion* [2/2]

TOM Interview Question: From hearing you speak, I can feel how much you love animation. Considering the state of things now, what kind of work do you want to do most?

Nov. 8, 2014 11:004

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of Evangelion [1/2]

Interview with Hideaki Anno, Creator of *Evangelion* [1/2]

In 1995, Hideaki Anno directed the TV anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, which went on to become a social phenomenon and secured his place in the anime world. He's gone on to create the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, and in November 2012, announced the latest film, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. Fans from around the world listened eagerly to what he had to say.

Nov. 8, 2014 07:008

Samurai Warriors TV Anime Series Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin January 2015 on TV Tokyo

*Samurai Warriors* TV Anime Series Confirmed, Broadcast to Begin January 2015 on TV Tokyo

With the first game released in 2004, the Samurai Warriors series has attained tremendous support up to the present from fans, and now it’s becoming a TV anime series.

Nov. 8, 2014 03:000

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The Second!

Anime “Ninja Slayer From Animation” Production Report, The Second!

Hi there! This is K, in charge of animations here at KADOKAWA. My apologies once again for having to cut the report short last time due to time constraints.

Nov. 7, 2014 23:001

Blood Blockade Battlefront TV Anime Greenlit, Stellar Staff Announced

*Blood Blockade Battlefront* TV Anime Greenlit, Stellar Staff Announced

The popular manga Blood Blockade Battlefront by Yasuhiro Nightow, who has a diehard fanbase thanks to his works including Trigun, is getting a TV anime adaptation.

Nov. 7, 2014 11:002

Evangelion 20th Anniversary Bombshell, a Mysterious Work Just Like Attack on Titan, and… Hideaki Anno Talk Show “Director Edition” Report

*Evangelion* 20th Anniversary Bombshell, a Mysterious Work Just Like *Attack on Titan*, and… Hideaki Anno Talk Show “Director Edition” Report

This is Part 2 of our report on the Hideaki Anno talk event held at Tokyo International Film Festival. This time, Anno talks deeply about the animation works he has directed. And he drops a bombshell about Evangelion...

Nov. 7, 2014 07:54390

Hatsune Miku is Practically REAL with Square Enix’s Graphics Technology!

Hatsune Miku is Practically REAL with Square Enix’s Graphics Technology!

The collaboration video between Crypton Future Media’s Vocaloid Hatsune Miku and game developer Square Enix designer Tetsuya Nomura that premiered at ...

Nov. 7, 2014 07:000

Knights of Sidonia Official Screening to Take Place at CG Video Festival SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

*Knights of Sidonia* Official Screening to Take Place at CG Video Festival SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

Knights of Sidonia is a TV anime broadcast from April to June of this year, and its CG techniques have been praised on an international stage. The anime has now been chosen for Asia’s largest CG festival, SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, and will be screened at the Electronic Theater.

Nov. 7, 2014 02:465

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 5: Draft and the final cut

Manga Artist Akira Himekawa Teaches How to Draw Manga with Masterpiece The Legend of Zelda Vol. 5: Draft and the final cut

Hi all! This is Akira Himekawa. Today, we’re starting the Manga Maker series. We were asked to explain the method in which we create manga. So, we wil...

Nov. 6, 2014 23:000

Yoshiki Tanaka’s Masterpiece Fantasy Returns - Anime Adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Version of The Heroic Legend of Arslan Greenlit, PV Releases

Yoshiki Tanaka’s Masterpiece Fantasy Returns - Anime Adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Version of *The Heroic Legend of Arslan* Greenlit, PV Releases

It has been revealed that Yoshiki Tanaka’s masterpiece fantasy work The Heroic Legend of Arslan has been greenlit to become an anime once again.

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